Monday, July 16, 2012

I did this mani a while ago, and completely without meaning to I think I created an army mani. The colors together just remind me of an old army ad or something! I really liked it. For the base color, I used Essie's 'armed and ready' which is so pretty. And for the accent nail I used wet and wilds cougar town, I think was the name of it. I love the Essie color, it's a deep green or grey, but the shimmer in it is super hard to get, but so pretty when you do see it!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Revlon Whimsical!

Yes! I got whimsical! I went to bed bath and beyond, and didn't expect it to be there, but there it was, one little bottle just wanting to be bought and worn by me!

Anyways, it's a terrible cold cloudy day out, so while I bought a color club baby blue, I decided to put it over loreals greycian goddess, a dusty gray. I was surprised by how hard it was to apply!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kind of an hombre?

I haven't played around much with hombre nails.  Mostly because I feel like I don't have enough colors in the same range that would create an hombre effect.  Anyways, today I made horizontal stripes in pink! I used OPI Bubble Bath as a base pink.

(Yes, that is my right hand.  Weird. And for some reason the nails on my right hand are larger than my left.  I hate it.)

Was debating whether I should have the dark pink on the tips, or dark pink on the base of the nail.  I seriously couldn't decide.  I figured light pink at the tips might take on a french manicure look.  But I thought it would look cool with the darker on the tips.  So I did both! I taped off my nails and added my mid-way pink.  It is called 'Sexier' and came with a Lily of France bra that my grandma got, and gave me the nail polishes.  Weird? Maybe a little. But my grandmas awesome so its okay.  

This was the resulting effect.

I waited a while for that to dry (I ate dinner, Old Spaghetti Factory leftovers, they were delicious)
And then added my last pink OPI's Strawberry Margarita.

Please ignore the mess up on the pinky.  It looks terrible from here, the picture makes it look way worse than it is hahaha.  Anyways, that was the final effect.  Do you guys like it? To be perfectly honest, it just didn't do it for me.  There is something that isn't my favorite about it.  Thoughts?

For Audrey Part Two

So I woke up and still LOVED the Tiffanys blue that was on my fingers.  I remember seeing pictures of for audrey before I got it and always thinking it wasn't exactly Tiffanys Blue.  However, here I am proving myself wrong.

Thats so the perfect color! 

So later on, (tonight) I decided to add white tips to see what it would look like.  I did it super quickly, without the intention of leaving it on, so yes it looks terrible.  Don't judge.

I really like the way it looks!! What do you guys think?

For Audrey!

So I know I am like years late on this, but I went to my local Sally Beauty today and got China Glazes For Audrey.  I have wanted it forever, just never went ahead and got it. (Plus China Glaze is like super hard to come by in my area.) I absolutely love the color, and am so excited for everything that could come of it! I think it would look really good with white tips, or with white stamps, also, if you painted white nails and used For Audrey as the tips, I think its a great color!

P.S. Terrible pic....I was in a movie theatre before the movie started and had an argument with a friend over chubby fingers...which resulted in me taking a picture of my hand to send.  Nonetheless, while my skin looks ghostly, I think it is pretty accurate of For Audrey, Such a gorgeous color! While I was putting it on, a coworker walked by and said "Ooh looks just like tiffanys."

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stamping Fun!

So yesterday I was at my local Grocery Outlet, and they had the cheap knockoff of Konad Stamping Plates! I am the type of person that would think about getting the Konad Stamping kit forever and never actually do it.  I have heard a lot of people complain about how the metal scrapers scrape the plates, and that is something that I noticed right away, but I figured oh well, so what?

Anyways, this is my first attempt at stamping! (Well not completely first, I played a little earlier, and did the girls I nanny for nails.)

I first used two coats of OPI Bubble Bath (a super pale ballerina pink).

I then used OPI Strawberry Margarita for the stamping. It didn't turn out as dark as I would have liked, so I decided to use a little of a Rimmel shade that I have for a few flowers (the bottle is on my desk and I am far too lazy to get up and see the color name) It is a deep shimmery black/purple color.

After I stamped, I liked it, but it was missing something.  Black tips of course!

Here is the finished result, I liked it!

Fun Random Manis

These are both super fun mani's!
For the first one, it was super duper easy.
I started with two coats of Rimmel Black Satin  (except for on my accent or ring finger)
For my accent finger I used two coats of Wet N Wilds Teal of Fortune (which, by the way, stains super bad).
Once that had dried plenty, I cut small strips of tape and applied it onto the nail, and painted black on top.  I remove the tape immediately and this was the result!

This was an easy, fun mani that isn't too overdone.  (The picture was taken before I applied Seche Vite)

This second mani, I was a little dissapointed in.  I was inspired by something I saw on pinterest, quite some time ago.  I don't have a dotting tool, so I used the end of a makeup brush, but it gave me uneven dots, which I HATED.  Also, I free handed the heart, which I also did not like the end result of.  I think that had I had better tools, I would have LOVED this mani.  I think that it is something I would try again someday.  

What do you guys think?